TheVoiceOfJoyce EPI #54 Lemonade! Listen, Comment & Subscribe. Thank you.

On Friday morning, Biden was projected to be the 46 th President of the United States. The People have spoken in the millions., overwhelmingly. We voted. Even those who have never voted, voted and their votes were counted. Good news The GOP sent women to the House.  Protocols for opening Universities & schools safely. New … More TheVoiceOfJoyce EPI #54 Lemonade! Listen, Comment & Subscribe. Thank you.

TheVoiceOfJoyce Once a month testing outside schools , is not a plan, it’s a mistake. To protect older workers at Schools , we need daily testing of kids, their families and everyone associated with the school. When worried about Covid contagion, once a month testing will not I sure anyone’s safety. The population requires daily RapidResponse SalivaTests. They work, they cost a $1/ day and they prevent Outbreaks. Why is this concept so hard to grasp. ? No one is safe till these Public Health tests are used.

TheVoiceOfJoyce Colleges & Schools can’t reopen if Covid is their Community. To prevent outbreaks use RapidTests (SalivaTests) like Harvard’s , Rutgers, BD, Quidel results in 10-15 min. Perdue is testing everyone, NBA funded Harvard’s test. Athletes can’t afford to get Covid, it affects their cardio pulmonary functions. Be wise. Test everyone or go virtual! We have the means to defeat Covid, is there willingness?

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce There are RapidSalivaTests that are faster than SalivaDirect! Harvard has sponsored RapidTests as well. Results in 15 minutes. No School should reopen account to virologists if Covid is raging in ourCommunities. These RapidTests should be in all our homes, in schools and work. They detect the virus when people are infectious and asymptomatic. Outbreaks can be controlled and the sick can be quarantined! These tests are GameChangers

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce: TWiV 653: Back to school with COVID-19 | This Week in Virology #Most useful for all schools considering opening. The scientists are available for consultations. Their Conclusions: If Covid is raging in the population, you can’t reopen. To reopen effectively we need those Rapid SalivaTests that are not on the market yet. If you do reopen, use 1/2 the school in staggered shifts or parallel shifts and have an effective cutoff point when infections surge!

Alfonso, Ken, Mary and Janet join TWiV to explain their modeling of school reopening strategies during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. — Read on

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Good use of smaller Labs. He left out The rapid simple frequent in home testing , which would capture, non infectious & infectious portions that become infectious. BD , & others are using these Rapid Tests, Boston schools are using the Rapid tests. You want to find people who are pre infectious. Go with Michael Mina & TWIV #6 48 Life is Learning EPI costs are coming down rapidly for tests. We can test our way out of the Pandemic . With these tests we could open schools.

America Speaks TheVoiceOfJoyce #Cuomo, #Bill deBlasio, # NYS Senators & Assembly Congress Stop the fear of reopening schools & advocate for the release of the simple cheap in your home Saliva Test. Results in 10-15 min. Sick stay home & healthy go to school. Rutgers, Yale and small Labs have the test. The Ball players use this test. Make it available to all of us. Find it!

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Israel opened schools early when their infection rate is lower than ours & has had to rethink the entire process as teachers became ill and entire Communities became infected. Go slow in America, especially where infections in the population are high. Implement the simple daily inexpensive tests available to us and being withheld by the FDA Rutgers is awaiting approval for 2 months. Help them get approval and you & your kids & teachers can test yourself daily to avert an outbreak. Maintain regular cautions throughout, Masks , Social distancing, disinfecting desks and materials used after every class. Feel confident you can resume school with minimal stress. Advocate for the simple daily test. Someone positive, it’s early and easy to tract & isolate contacts. The frequency of testing will keep us safe. If a family member is sick, do not send your child to school. Be safe, be smart & care about yourself & the community.